The national register of senior police pay and rewards, gifts and hospitality, and outside interests brings together data collated from police forces as part of ongoing work to improve the quality, consistency and transparency of information in these areas, and a wider drive to improve public access to police information.
Pay and rewards
Chief officers’ entitlement to pay and allowances are set out in the Police Regulations 2003 and the associated determinations made by the Secretary of State. Chief constables and deputy chief constables receive a spot rate which varies by force. Assistant chief constables are paid according to a national pay scale. These rates are reviewed annually by the Senior Salaries Review Body.
Pay rates for chief constables and deputy chief constables are determined by rank, size of force, force area population (including sparsity) and a range of policing measures. They are also based on the type of work the force deals with namely:
- call management;
- crime management;
- traffic management;
- public order management and public reassurance;
- community policing management;
- patrol management; and
- security-related expenditure.
Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have discretion to set chief constable pay at up to 10% above or below the set scale for their force area.
The latest pay scales for chief officer posts in England and Wales can be found here.
The table below brings together 2015/16 data from police forces on senior police remuneration.
|Chief officer / post title||Salary 1||Benefits in kind 2||Expenses||Compensation for loss of office||Other payments and allowances||Pension contribution||Total remuneration - including pension|
|Assistant Commissioner 1 3||£106,758||£0||-||-||-||£21,699||£128,457|
|Assistant Commissioner 2||£196,458||£5,027||-||-||-||£40,156||£241,641|
|Assistant Commissioner 3||£196,458||£7,107||-||-||-||£40,156||£243,721|
|Assistant Commissioner 4||£214,521||£3,244||-||-||-||£40,156||£257,921|
|Assistant Commissioner 5||£204,805||£5,232||-||-||-||£40,156||£250,193|
|Deputy Assistant Commissioner 1||£162,591||£4,365||-||-||-||£30,903||£197,859|
|Deputy Assistant Commissioner 2||£153,274||£6,531||-||-||-||£30,903||£190,708|
|Deputy Assistant Commissioner 3||£153,018||£7,842||-||-||-||£30,903||£191,763|
|Deputy Assistant Commissioner 4||£153,271||£6,166||-||-||-||£30,957||£190,394|
|Deputy Assistant Commissioner 5||£153,018||£7,924||-||-||-||£30,903||£191,845|
|Deputy Assistant Commissioner 6||£163,518||£3,244||-||-||-||£30,903||£197,665|
|Deputy Assistant Commissioner 7||£171,742||£3,244||-||-||-||£30,957||£205,943|
The remuneration information in the table was obtained from the police force and/or Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) websites or provided to the Home Office by the police force and/or OPCC. The Home Office has sought assurances from police forces that the information is accurate as at 17 October 2016. Any queries should be directed to the relevant police force.
Any blank entries correspond to categories not included in the force's remuneration data or blank entries within their published data.
- Salary - including fees and allowances.
- Benefits in kind may include car allowance, relocation expenses, other travel costs and provision of a vehicle and driver to certain police ranks (Commissioner's driver is treated differently as vehicles and driver are provided for security purposes). The table excludes accommodation provided to the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and one Deputy Assistant Commissioner required in the effective execution of their duties.
- Seconded to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 19/1/2015 and left employment on 16/10/2015 with an annualised salary of £198,311.
Gifts and hospitality, expenses, and outside interests
Records on the gifts and hospitality received, expenses charges, and outside interests held by members of police forces are kept by force areas and published on their websites. The relevant web addresses to access this information are provided below. This information was accurate at 27 October 2017.